03 December 2010

NIGERIA : 2010 ACCM: Royal Hoopers beat Bauchi Nets twice

by Olusegun Ikuesan)
As part of its preparation for the final round of the 2010 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Men Nigeria DStv Premier League runner-up, Royal Hoopers basketball club was twice better than Bauchi Nets basketball club in a warm-up games played Wednesday and Thursday at the sports hall of the Bauchi Township Stadium.

The Coach Ogoh Odaudu tutored Hoopers who finished second behind Kano Pillars basketball club at the FIBA Africa Zone-3 Qualifiers in Liberia last month.

The team who is currently camping in Kaduna defeated Bauchi Nets by 73-65 points and 80-61 points respectively before returning to Kaduna Thursday evening to continue its build-up to Africa biggest club championship for Men slated for Cotonou, Benin Republic from December 9 through 19.

Coach Odaudu described the two wins over Bauchi Nets as a welcome development for the Port Harcourt-based Nigerian side who will playing at the continent for the first time as making its debut in the Nigeria DStv Premier League in 2009.

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